2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 27 - HIGHWAYS
Section 27:5F-36 - Motorcycle safety education program.
27:5F-36 Motorcycle safety education program.
1. a. The chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission shall establish a motorcycle safety education program. The program shall consist of a course of instruction and training designed to develop and instill the knowledge, attitudes, habits, and skills necessary for the safe operation and riding of a motorcycle and shall meet or exceed the standards and requirements of the rider's course developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
b.The motorcycle safety education course shall be open to any applicant for a New Jersey motorcycle license or endorsement and to any person who has been issued a New Jersey motorcycle license or endorsement. The course shall be scheduled for such times and places as the chief administrator shall determine are appropriate to enable interested applicants for and persons with motorcycle licenses and endorsements to participate.
c.The chief administrator may assign employees of the Motor Vehicle Commission to serve as instructors for the course, or may contract with such other persons who are certified as motorcycle safety education instructors pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.452 (C.27:5F-37) to serve as instructors for the course. A person with a motorcycle safety education instructor endorsement to an instructor's license issued pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-5) may also be selected by the chief administrator to serve as an instructor for the course.
d.The chief administrator may impose a registration fee to be paid by the participants in the course.
e.The motorcycle safety education course may also be provided by:
(1)public and private educational institutions which are approved by the chief administrator to offer the course;
(2)drivers' schools licensed pursuant to P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-1 et seq.);
(3)dealers engaged in the business of selling new motorcycles and licensed pursuant to R.S.39:10-19 and which are approved by the chief administrator to offer the course. A dealer approved to offer the motorcycle safety education course shall not restrict enrollment therein to persons who have purchased or agreed to purchase a motorcycle or other vehicle from that dealer, and shall not charge a higher fee for enrollment therein based upon whether a person has made or has agreed to make such a purchase; or
(4)private entities which are approved by the chief administrator to offer the course. The motorcycle safety education course provided by a private entity shall meet or exceed the standards and requirements of the rider's course developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation including, but not limited to, course curriculum, motorcycle range, and motorcycle instructor certification.
f.Upon and after the effective date of this act, the chief administrator may impose upon an entity seeking approval to provide the motorcycle safety education course in accordance with subsection e. of this section, a course certification fee for each location at which the entity intends to offer motorcycle range instruction. The chief administrator shall adopt regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) to fix the amount of the course certification fee. Moneys collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the Motorcycle Safety Education Fund, pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1991, c.452 (C.27:5F-39).
g.The chief administrator may collect from each entity approved to provide the motorcycle safety education course pursuant to subsection e. of this section, a road test waiver fee for each student who has successfully completed the course and has qualified for a waiver of the road test portion of the examination required pursuant to section 6 of P.L.1991, c.452 (C.39:3-10.31) to obtain a motorcycle license or endorsement. The chief administrator shall adopt regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) to fix the amount of the road test waiver fee. Moneys collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the Motorcycle Safety Education Fund, pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1991, c.452 (C.27:5F-39).
h.Notwithstanding subsection a. of this section, the chief administrator may enter into a contract with a public or private entity authorizing such entity to implement and administer the motorcycle safety education course established by the chief administrator pursuant to this section. The chief administrator may suspend or revoke an authorization to administer the motorcycle safety education course on any reasonable ground.
L.1991, c.452, s.1; amended 2007, c.179; 2011, c.13, s.4.
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